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      Global citizenship in Pakistan

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            This paper attempts to understand the value of the ideology of global citizenship in Pakistan by looking at students' values and attitudes. In particular, it explores students' understanding of the term 'global citizen' and their attitude towards the concept. Using a case study approach, interviews were conducted with six students in a privately run school under the national education system, in addition to five teachers who have undergone a global citizenship training. This research highlights students' strong national identity, which engenders a sense of urgency with regard to displaying a positive side of the country, with global citizenship being seen as one avenue for creating a positive image. In addition, the absence of a clear understanding of 'citizenship' itself means a very loose understanding of what global citizenship could or should entail. These findings communicate the need to rethink global citizenship in the Pakistani context through a redefinition of the concepts from a local perspective.

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            72010448
            International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
            int j develop educ gobal learn
            IOE Press
            1756-5278
            01 June 2015
            : 7
            : 1
            : 33-52
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            1756-5278(20150601)7:1L.33;1- s3.phd /ioep/ijdegl/2015/00000007/00000001/art00003
            10.18546/IJDEGL.07.1.03
            d65204c9-3944-47d2-9e58-9d7846b53589
            Copyright @ 2015
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,General education
            CITIZEN,GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN PAKISTAN,DEMOCRACY,GLOBAL,POSTCOLONIAL

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